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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

CD Review: Dave Kain - Raising Kain.

Dave Kain (gtr); Thomson Kneeland (bs); Joe Abba (dms).
(Review by Lance).
An unfamiliar name to me, Berklee student and recipient of a bachelors degree in jazz improvisation from Five Towns College of Music, Long Island, Kain impresses with this, his first trio album.
Playing original material, the guitarist displays sensitivity and a lyricism normally associated with longer, more established names. Reflective and thoughtful, this is music to devour whilst languishing in the shade. Even the up-tempo swingers are relaxed such is the warmth of his playing.
On drums, Abba is indeed a Super Trouper soloing and supporting, sympathetically contributing to the ambiance of the album. Likewise, bassist Kneeland adds his own brand of melodic and harmonic awareness to the mix. 
Previous albums include Citizen Kain, No Pain No Kain - what's the odds the next one will be Sugar Kain?
A disc for those who like to hear jazz guitar sans pedals.   
Dave Kain - Raising Kain  was released in June on Stop Time Records.
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